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  • Master Patch List – March 2019

    March’s updates

    1803 is ready for business. I think 1809 is ready for business. Get ready for 1903.

    Okay to install March’s updates at this time.  No issues in my home and office network not seeing impacts.

    Previous months:

    February 2019 2019-02 January 2019 2019-01 December 2018 2018-12 November 2018 2018-11 October 2018 2018-10 September 2018 2018-09 August 2018: 2018-08 July 2018 2018-07 June: 2018-06 May: 2018-05 April: 2018-04 March: 2018-03 February 2018: 2018-02

    Master listing of Group B (Security only) releases for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

    Historical listing of Windows 7 updates

    Windows 10

    1809 has been re-released, 1803 not seeing issues at my office, 1709 okay, 1703 okay

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    03/12/2019 KB 4489899 Windows 10 1809 and Server 2019 Yes Several, none appear to be deal breakers at this time Various issues
    03/19/2019 KB 4489894 Windows 10 1803 Hold for now Fixes several issues including “Stop 0x133” in NTFS.sys Various issues
    03/12/2019 KB 4489868 Windows 10 1803 Yes Several, none appear to be deal breakers at this time Various issues
    03/19/2019 KB 4489890 Windows 10 1709 Hold for now Fixes several issues including “Stop 0x133” in NTFS.sys Various issues
    03/12/2019 KB 4489886 Windows 10 1709 Yes Several, none appear to be deal breakers at this time Various issues
    03/19/2019 KB 4489888 Windows 10 1703 Hold for now Fixes several issues including “Stop 0x133” in NTFS.sys Various issues
    03/12/2019 KB 4489871 Windows 10 1703 Yes Several, none appear to be deal breakers at this time Various issues
    03/19/2019 KB 4489889 Windows 10 1607 and Server 2016 Hold for now Fixes several issues including “Stop 0x133” in NTFS.sys Various issues
    03/12/2019 KB 4489882 Windows 10 1607 and Server 2016 Yes Several, none appear to be deal breakers at this time Various issues
    03/01/2019 KB 4482887 Windows 10 1809 Hold for now Fixes Access 95 issues Various issues
    03/12/2019 KB 4489907 Adobe Flash Install No issues Flash security patch

    Windows 10 Servicing stack releases

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    12/5/2018 KB 4470788 Windows 10 1809 and Server 2019 OK None Servicing Stack
    02/12/2019 KB 4485449 Windows 10 1803 OK None Servicing Stack
    02/12/2019 KB 4485448 Windows 10 1709 OK None Servicing Stack
    02/12/2019 KB 4487327 Windows 10 1703 OK None Servicing Stack
    02/12/2019 KB 4485447 Windows 10 1607 and Server 2016 OK None Servicing Stack

     

    Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2

    8.1 not tracking issues

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    03/19/2019 KB 4489893 Windows 8.1 preview Hold for now Fixes several issues Various issues
    03/12/2019 KB 4489881 Windows 8.1 (Update rollup) Yes No earth shattering side effects Various issues
    03/12/2019 4489883 Windows 8.1 security only Yes No earth shattering side effects Various issues
    03/12/2019 4489873 Internet Explorer Install No earth shattering side effects Various issues
    03/12/2019 4489907 Flash Install No earth shattering side effects Various issues
    7/12/2016 3173424 Windows 8.1 servicing stack Install No side effects Servicing stack

    Windows Server 2012

    Server 2012 not tracking issues

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    03/19/2019 KB 4489920 Windows 2012 preview Hold for now Fixes several issues Various issues
    03/12/2019 4489891 Server 2012 rollup Yes No earth shattering side effects Various issues
    03/12/2019 4489884 Server 2012 security only Yes No earth shattering side effects Various issues
    03/12/2019 4489873 Internet Explorer Yes No earth shattering side effects Various issues
    7/12/2016 3173426 Windows 2012 servicing stack Install No side effects Servicing stack

     

    Windows 7/Server 2008 R2

    KB4493132 has been released to alert you to end of life on Windows 7. Do not install this update.

    Windows 7 Servicing stack updated is needed for future patch updates to SHA-2. I will be doing a special newsletter article on SHA patches – stay tuned. I’ll be discussing KB4474419 at that time as well.

    Windows 7 – KB still notes loss of networking, but it’s been the same since March. Trigger appears to be VMware related

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    03/19/2019 KB 4489892 Windows 7 preview Hold for now Fixes several issues Various issues
    03/12/2019 4489878 Windows 7 rollup Yes None earth shattering Various security issues
    03/12/2019 4489885 Windows 7 security only Yes None earth shattering Various security issues
    03/12/2019 4489873 Internet Explorer Yes None earth shattering Various security issues
    03/12/2019 4490628 Windows 7 Yes None Servicing stack for SHA-2

     

    Office updates

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Platform Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    3/12/2019 4462226 Office 2010 Yes No major issues Remote code/various Japanese era bugs

    (*) These updates will only be released for volume license versions. All Office 365 releases are on the click to run model that install silently and in the background. Ensure that you are on the Semi-Annual channel and not the monthly channel.

    .NET updates – included no new security updates, thus can be skipped this month

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching

    Optional updates:

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Office version Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching

    Non security updates released for Office as noted by PCKano

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Office version Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    3/5/2019 4032231 Office 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4461439 Office 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Office chart bugs
    3/5/2019 4462118 Office 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462190 Skype for Business(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462191 PowerPoint 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462192 Access 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462193 Word 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462194 Office Lang Interface (*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462195 Office 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462196 Outlook 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462198 Project 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462212 Excel 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462214 Access 2016(*) Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4092455 Office 2013 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4461484 Visio 2013 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462201 Office 2013 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462206 Outlook 2013 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 2589339 Office 2010 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4018363 Access 2010 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4461626 Office 2010 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs
    3/5/2019 4462229 Outlook 2010 Yes Nothing earth shattering Japanese era bugs

    (*) These updates are for volume license customers, Click to run customers will not see these updates